1. Jerome Knott speaks with twin sisters at Love A Child Missions in Bay Point, Calif. Saturday, December 10, 2016. ©Photo by Sarahbeth Maney
  2. Kat Vasquez, a retired CHP officer poses for a photo near the destruction of her home after the North Bay fires spread through in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2017. Kat is still decided whether to rebuild or relocate. ©Photo by Sarahbeth Maney
  3. Star Talker of Sacramento poses for a photo during the Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Xpress News
  4. Robert Red "International Red" and Michael Fisher "Big Mike" pose for a portrait on Stevenson and 6th streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 9, 2017. We aren’t millionaires, not by far,” said Fisher. “But we are working on a project right now that is going to help the people first and help us second." ©Photo by Sarahbeth Maney
  5. George Bisharat, 63, (aka Big Harp George) holds a chromatic harmonica in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, September 24, 2018. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  6. Renee McGhee, 62, poses for a photo inside her home in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. When Gov. Jerry Brown signed #AB626 into law on Sept. 18, California became the first state to legalize the sale of home-cooked meals. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  7. Terema Pettus (left) and her daughter, Donmonique Daniels, 26, peer over the edge of their porch at the building they are being evicted from in Oakland, Calif., on October 20, 2018. ©Sarahbeth Maney/In These Times
  8. (Left) Retired Berkeley officers, Alyson Hart and Andrew Rateaver, kneel for a photo with their search and rescue dog, Gig, at their Bay Area home in Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  9. Tiffany Miller of Walnut Creek, poses for a photo near Oakland International Airport in Calif., on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Miller is campaigning to change the name of Oakland International Airport to Maggie Gee International Airport, named after a Chinese Women Airforce Service Pilot in World War II. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  10. Domonique Walker, Allanah Garcia and Noey Guess and Bobbi Perfection pose for a photo to represent the meaning of sisterhood at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. ©Sarahbeth Maney
  11. Jordan Fong, 8, covers the word boy on her scout uniform for a portrait in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Fong is the first girl to join Boy Scouts of America, whose program no longer includes boy in their name. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  12. Shahidul Alam, poses for a photo in San Francisco on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Alam, a Bangladeshi activist photographer, was arrested and jailed for 107 days for criticizing the Bangladeshi government in an interview with Al Jazeera news and posting live videos on Facebook of violent protests over road safety. He was named TIME's person of the year in 2018. ©Sarahbeth Maney/CatchLight
  13. Stoner Lichty of San Francisco holds a Beto flag outside of the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco, Calif., on April 28, 2019. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle
  14. Union president, John Mader of ESC Local 20, poses for a photo at Pacific Gas & Electric office building. Mader represents 1,200 PG&E employees who are at risk of not being awarded performance bonuses following the deadly Butte County wildfires. ©Sarahbeth Maney for the New York Times
  15. Bob Coomber, 64, who is a wheelchair hiker, poses for a photo on trail at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, March 11, 2019. ©Sarahbeth Maney/Special to SF Chronicle